Within the skills and competencies of CTA - Services in Environment are the activities of Environmental Education and Relationship with Communities.
The production of successful results with local and traditional communities, as well as with schools and workers, has authenticated the company to carry out projects in these areas and in various enterprises.
Among the works developed by the company is the Environmental Education Program (PEA), in the area of inﬂuence of Petrobras' maritime activities, in 21 locations, between the states of Rio Grande do Norte and Ceará.
Through the use of participatory methodological tools and educational processes, the PEA multidisciplinary team (biology, ecology, environmental management, social sciences, architecture, administration and accounting) offered local actors shared environmental management. For each location, the working group focused on the transmission of critical and emancipatory environmental education.
The PEA is divided into two Lines of Action, entitled by the licensing body of Line-A (mitigatory measure) and Line-E (compensatory measure). The work with Line A consists of monthly workshops lasting 8 hours, focusing on community organization, working on environmental issues with a view to social articulation, public policies and licensing aspects, according to local reality.
Line E, in turn, deals with management work with the Executive Councils, created in each of the 21 locations in the 19 municipalities. For this, it is necessary to follow from the choice of the compensatory measure to be executed by Petrobras (which needs to meet the criteria of the licensing body), to advise in the regularization of the receiving institution and to work the participative management with the community aiming at the development and sustainability of the project to be executed.
Degraded Area Recovery Plan (PRADs)
Degraded Area Recovery Plan (PRADs) Within the various types of services performed by CTA - Services in Environment, the environmental consulting company has in its portfolio the preparation and execution of Degraded Area Recovery Plans (PRADs).
The Degraded Areas Recovery Plan (PRAD) consists of a set of activities to be carried out with the purpose of restoring the vegetation cover of a degraded area. Its main objective is the restoration of the environment ensuring the protection of the soil against erosive processes and loading of particles that cause the siltation of rivers and streams. In addition, the plant structure reduces atmospheric pollution, winds, regulates the temperature of the environment, provides refuge and shelter for wildlife and protects surface and underground water reserves. The recovery of the environment occurs during the environmental licensing process of enterprises, following the criteria determined in the Basic Environmental Plan (PBA) or Environmental Control Plan (PCA), as required by the competent environmental agency.
In the areas to be recovered, the basic methodological procedures for land preparation and planting are presented and performed, such as delimitation and fencing of areas, ﬁre prevention, mowing, combating leaf-cutting ants, fertilization and soil correction, digging and crowning. a basic monitoring and maintenance plan after planting.
CTA - Environmental Services has been assisting Degraded Area Recovery Plans in several states of the Federation, in projects in the oil and gas, steel, electric, urban planning, logistics and mining sectors.
Whether in restricted pasture environments - with little riparian vegetation, Conservation Units or indigenous areas, some 400ha of degraded areas have been recovered, and more than 350,000 seedlings of native species from the Atlantic Forest Biome have been planted, thereby adding greater species richness, favoring natural regeneration and strengthening ecological relationships in the ecosystem.
Know-how: reference in the execution of Beach Monitoring PMP2
Since 2006, CTA - Environmental Services has been implementing Beach Monitoring Projects (PMPs) on the Southeast and Northeast coast for offshore logistics, pulp, oil and gas exploration companies. Operational support, agility of mobilization, commitment of the technical team, qualiﬁcations and improvements, as well as past experiences are factors that support the company's know-how in this sector of environmental consulting.
PMP activities include beach monitoring and rescue services, veterinary care, rehabilitation, release and necropsy of birds, turtles and marine mammals, as required by the Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA) for environmental licensing. of oil and natural gas activity.
Throughout the years the implementation of the PMPs, CTA - Serviços em Ambiente (Environmental Services) has been building positive relationships with public, private, supervisory and reference organizations in the management of marine animals in Brazil. Such synergy, indispensable in the execution of the work, achieved through this partnership has optimized efforts to generate reliable data on the monitored faunal groups ensuring their availability to stakeholders.
The environmental licensing of CTA's Environmental Services veterinary services, which meet the Beach Monitoring Projects, is another positive reference. Currently, the CTA has the Marine Fauna Rehabilitation and Depetrolization Centers in Araruama / RJ, Angra dos Reis / RJ and North Capixaba, in the municipality of São Mateus / ES; in addition to the Marine Fauna Stabilization Unit (in the city of Rio de Janeiro and the Norte Fluminense Marine Fauna Stabilization Unit in São Francisco de Itabapoana / RJ). All infrastructures are licensed by the respective state environmental agencies and in full operation.
Live rescued marine animals are treated at CTA Veterinary Centers or on-site - in the case of some species of marine mammals - until they are able to be reintroduced to the natural environment. Upon receiving veterinary discharge the animals are sent for release as a speciﬁc marking, as recommended by each ICMBio Specialized Center responsible for each faunal group. The birds are ringed with washers provided by the National Center for Research and Conservation of Wild Birds (CEMAVE). Sea turtles are ringed according to Center / TAMAR / ICMBio speciﬁcations and mammals according to the Aquatic Mammal Center (CMA).
Dead animals are necropsied in CTA's veterinary care facilities. These infrastructures are collected biological samples sent to specialized laboratories, responsible for issuing reports that include the microscopic information of the tissues of animal organs. These results, combined with data collected by veterinarians at the time of necropsy, are used to determine the cause of death of the animal.